What If Shakespeare Had A Sister By Elia Woolf Summary And Analysis

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Only recently have women begun to emerge as valuable people in society. They have worked for years to have the right to express themselves and have the same rights as men do in society. In their essays, “What If Shakespeare Had Had a Sister?” and “Positive Obsession,” Virginia Woolf and Octavia Butler discuss how there are not that many women who are authors, and how determination can cause change. Woolf describes this through historical examples, and through the fictional character of Shakespeare’s sister while, Butler expresses it through her experiences. In my life, I can see how women are fighting for equal rights, and I agree that there needs to be a change in the social justice system for African Americans and for women. I agree with…show more content…
At the beginning of her argument she asks questions about why there weren’t female writers during a time that was abundant with literature. She then begins to describe scenarios of women during the Elizabethan Age to express how little freedom they had in comparison to men. Woolf creates a version of Shakespeare’s sister who displays life as a woman with hidden brilliance that drove her to insanity. Virginia Woolf believes that those women could to be great if they had support from others instead of being spoken down upon. She closes with the idea that more women would follow in their footsteps if this actually…show more content…
They show us that a change in personality can cause a difference in how you are able to overcome societal barriers and become successful. The two articles both show signs of uncertainty and how stepping out of this uncertainty can change things for yourself and possibly other people. These struggles are still seen in contemporary society. I am guilty of blinding myself from the problems of society because I do not write as much as I should. I don’t really like to write, but I feel like I am disconnecting from society and am not reaching my full potential because of this. We need to notice the problems that are in society. Stepping out of boundaries and writing is the only way to notice and change
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